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Jackie, 2018

by Katrin Koenning

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 Finalist

Much of my work explores our physical and emotional connection to place, and notions of belonging and dislocation. I often make pictures with the people close to me, like this one of my dear friend and neighbour Jackie. A little earlier this year we were celebrating her 30th birthday; it was an exuberant night full of dancing and cake. My gift to her was making this portrait. Using my camera to witness and hold a significant moment in her journey through time, I wanted to make an intimate and celebratory picture that reflected her spirit of kindness, beauty and strength.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

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The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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